Detail

Title ID 9913Collection ID994
Title[Church Parade; Ashenground Camp]
Date[ca. 1946]
CollectionCyril Hayworth pt2
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeRural Life
KeywordsBuildings Camping Children Dance Girl Guides Parades Religious Buildings Rural Areas Scouting Second World War (1939-1945) Theatre Youth Organizations
Location
LocalHaywards Heath
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionCyril Hayworth
CameraCyril Hayworth
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration00:07:30
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This black and white Girl Guiding film shows various companies from the Mid-Sussex districts of Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Hassocks, and Hurstpierpoint exiting a Church on a parade, accompanied by a group of Cub and Boy Scouts. The groups then join together for a getharring on the Ashenground campsite where they sing songs and dance together around a campfire.

Description

This film shows various Guiding and Scouting companies from the Mid-Sussex districts of Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Hassocks, and Hurstpierpoint exiting a Church on a parade; accompanied by a group of Cub and Boy Scouts on outside a church. The group are watched by the clergy and congregation with mixed portrait shots of the Guides, clergy and congregation outside. Two senior Girl Guiding leaders greet the girls on parade, followed by the boys from the (St Richard's Church) Hayward's Heath Boy Scout group, cutting to further portrait shots of various senior men and women from the Scouting and Guiding movements meeting and greeting other groups of young people in the churchyard to sign autographs, following the parade.

The next part shows mixed shots of groups of Guides and Scouts gathered on the Ashenground campsite in Haywards Heath, with groups of Girl Guides and Scouts sitting around a camp fire being conducted in song, followed by the groups playing a game and listening to storytelling from the group leaders. The film ends with shots of the Girl Guides and Rover Scouts dancing to a gramophone record and a Girl Guide dancing a highland jig or Sword dance on camp (?).